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Apr 20, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
As the cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in the country, the sports fraternity in India is getting hit badly with more campers, elite athlete, coaches getting infected with the virus in Bengaluru, Delhi and Patiala. While Olympic-bound rifle shooter Deepak Kumar tested positive in Delhi, a high number of athletes and coaches got infected at the South Centre.
Apr 20, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a six-day #lockdown in the national capital, hundreds of migrant workers crowded the Anand Vihar Bus Terminal to board buses for their native places. The lockdown has been imposed from 10 am on April 19 till 5 am on April 26.

Several videos and pictures of the workers waiting for buses to return home are being shared on social media.
Apr 20, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
The @DelhiPolice organised a Green Corridor on April 19 to clear the way for two oxygen tankers heading to a hospital in Paschim Vihar that had almost run out of oxygen. @DelhiPolice The Action Bajaj hospital with 235 COVID patients had no oxygen to meet the requirements until the tankers arrived.
Apr 19, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Eight Police officers and special rangers were held hostage on April 18 by supporters of a racial Islamist party in Pakistan, said the officials after days of violent anti-France Protests. The country has been witnessing rioting since the last week as the leader of now-banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) was detained in Lahore after calling for the expulsion of the French ambassador.
Apr 19, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Two men were killed in a car crash in Texas while riding in a @Tesla car. The police said that no one was behind the wheel during the crash. The vehicle was driving at a high speed late on April 17 in the north of Houston when it slammed into a tree and burst into flames. @Tesla “Our preliminary investigation is determining -- but it's not complete yet -- that there was no one at the wheel of that vehicle,” said Harris County Constable Mark Herman, adding that they were almost 99.9 per cent sure.
Apr 19, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
While India is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has set up a facility in New Delhi with all basic requirements, free of charge. The COVID facility with all oxygen beds, a large number of ventilators and air-conditioning is set up by DRDO complying with the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards.
Apr 17, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
In an appalling case of apathy, a recorded conversation between a COVID patient in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow and an official of the coronavirus command centre has raised concerns about the facility set up by the state to facilitate the treatment of patients and assist them. Image Santosh Kumar Singh, along with his wife, got himself tested for COVID-19 on April 10. The couple decided to self-isolate after reporting symptoms of the virus.
Apr 17, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
Bengaluru is witnessing a massive surge in COVID-19 infections in the second wave of the pandemic. With the spike in deaths, crematoriums and graveyards are overflowing with bodies. Image The workers at several of these facilities, however, say that they have not been paid for months and have threatened to stop operations in the coming days.
Apr 17, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
BJP Leader from West Bengal Chandra Kumar Bose said that they have failed as a nation and as a political party to adhere to the COVID-19 norms. Image While speaking on a debate on NDTV about COVID-19 protocols being flouted in the election-bound states, Bose said, ”We have failed as a nation, we have failed as a political party to adhere to COVID norms,”
Mar 27, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Road and rail traffic was disrupted in several parts of #punjab and #Haryana during the 12- hr #BharatBandh called by farmers on March 26 to protest against the three controversial farm laws. In other parts of the country, there was partial response to the bandh.

Farmers blocked national highways and other major roads at several places in Punjab and Haryana. They squatted on railway tracks at several locations.
Mar 27, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
With a single day spike of 36, 902 COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra government has imposed a night curfew across the state starting from Sunday, March 28. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered all the authorities to “strictly enforce” night curfew rules so that the transmission of COVID-19 is contained in the state.
Mar 27, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Nalin Yadav, a co-accused comedian in the case of standup comedian Munawar Faruqui, has quit his passion to make people laugh and now works as a daily wage labourer earning ₹200 per day. Yadav, who recently came out on interim bail, was arrested along with Faruqui and five others for allegedly "insulting Hindu deities" during a show in Indore on the night of January 1.
Mar 26, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
Nearly 15 fashion companies, including high-end brands, are lagging in meeting their environmental, sustainability, and social targets of the Paris climate agreement and US Sustainable Development Goals, revealed a new report by The Business of Fashion. The report released on Monday, March 22, publicly disclosed information from the five biggest companies by revenue in three categories - luxury, sportswear and high-street fashion.
Mar 26, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
On May 23, 2013, Chhota Devi from Rajasthan was married off when she was just 14-year-old. She faced threats from her husband and in-laws, was terrorised by caste-panchayat and was thrown out of the house by her parents. She also had to drop out of college following a scare. Eventually, Devi learned to work at a ticket counter of a cinema hall. Almost eight years later, a local court in Jodhpur last week finally nullified her child marriage with Mahendra Sihag.
Mar 26, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
The Opposition #Mahagathbandhan MLAs in #Bihar observed a statewide Bandh on March 26 to protest against forceful eviction of opposition MLAs from the assembly when they were agitating against the police bill two days back. The Mahagathbandhan parties, which include the CPI (Communist Party of India), CPI(M), and CPI(ML), announced their support to the farmer unions' call for a Bharat Bandh against the farm laws and joined the #BiharBandh
Mar 26, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Kaushav Sanyal, a karate instructor, is imparting ‘unarmed martial arts’ training to girls. The father of an eight-year-old decided to train girls after being shocked by an incident of gangrape and murder in South 24 Paragans, West Bengal. He said that the training could help girls to be their own saviours.
Mar 26, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
India had a terrific win at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup in New Delhi, as women bagged gold, silver and bronze in the women's pistol event. The trio of Chinky Yadav, Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat won the team gold medal in the women's 25m pistol event of the shooting World Cup on Thursday, March 25.
Mar 26, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
A new study has suggested that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the mental health of young people, and increased levels of clinical depression were identified among them. The study was published in the journal named 'Psychiatry Research'. The researchers from the University of Surrey surveyed 259 young people pre-pandemic in autumn 2019 and in the middle of initial lockdown measures in May or June 2020, on their levels of depression, anxiety, wellbeing, alcohol use, and sleep quality.
Mar 26, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore has developed a cost-effective new asparaginase drug with lesser side-effects to treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Asparaginase is an enzyme that is used as a medication, using the protein engineering approach. ALL is a type of blood cancer representing nearly a quarter of cancer cases diagnosed among children. Around 25,000, new cases of ALL are diagnosed every year in India.
Mar 26, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Three class 10 students from Shiv Nadar School in Gurugram have launched their own e-newsletter called the Paperless Press. The focus of the e-paper is to bring positive and good news for all age groups. The idea came up in July 2020 when Abhimanyu, Agasthya and Mihir Rao were wondering how a change can be brought in these distressing times, they decided to launch the paper.
Mar 26, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
If we want to change the world, we have to start with our own selves. This is the mantra with which I started initiating efforts to conserve water in my city—Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. I was studying in 9th standard and had been observing students of my school - both seniors and juniors - wasting water while filling their bottles or washing their hands during recess.